INSTRUMENTATION FOR UNDERSEA VISIBILITY MONITORING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$103,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5600
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Biospherical Instruments Inc.
4901 Morena Blvd - Ste 1003, San Diego, CA, 92117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles R Booth
(619) 270-1315
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSAL PRESENTS A DESIGN FOR A VISIBILITY MONITORING INSTRUMENT FOR USE UNDERWATER AT LOW LIGHT LEVELS. THE INSTRUMENT WILL USE SOLID STATE PHOTODETECTORS, AND WILL PROVIDE A DYNAMIC RANGE OF 10 TO THE 5TH POWER TO 10 TO THE - 6TH POWER FOOT-CANDLES IN CONJUNCTION WITH A 10 CM. PATH TRANSMISSOMETER TO MEASURE TWO IMPORTANT PARAMETERS USED IN ESTIMATING TARGET VISIBILITY IN TURBID MEDIA. THE DESIGN WILL MAKE USE OF MICROPROCESSOR BASED DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS,BE FULLY BATTERY POWERED, AND USE A "LAPTOP" PERSONAL COMPUTER AS A DISPLAY AND STORAGE MEANS. THE COMPACT DESIGN WILL BE PORTABLE AND SUITABLE TO OPERATION FROM A BOSTON WHALER SKIFF.

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